Description : New plays often originate from monologues, and the Playwrights' Center of Minneapolis is the creative home for hundreds of playwrights whose work is produced throughout the country. Kristen Gandrow and Polly Carl work with these exciting dramatists each day, and they have collected a broad range of monologues by Center writers for you to perform and enjoy. The work in The Playwrights' Center Monologues for Women is finely crafted, entertaining, often poignant, and features the best playwriting in present-day American theater. Among the scores of playwrights are notables such as Carlyle Brown, Lisa D'Amour, Jeffrey Hatcher, Melanie Marnich, Kira Obolensky, and the prestigious Jerome and McKnight fellows of the Center-including its most intriguing new voices.. Whether you are an actor looking for fresh material for auditions of every length or a theatre student honing your technique, The Playwrights' Center Monologues for Women showcases the amazing diversity and quality of contemporary American playwriting.
Description : The work in The Playwrights' Center Monologues for Men is finely crafted, entertaining, often poignant, and features the best playwriting in present-day American theater.
Description : This book of contemporary monologues for women includes pieces from the best of the last three decades of contemporary playwriting, from Howard Brenton and Bryony Lavery to Charlotte Jones and Mark Ravenhill. Including extracts from plays by award-winning British playwrights, there are pieces both serious and comic providing the actor with all the challenges of performing contemporary plays. The book is an invaluable resource for auditions, acting class, competitions and rehearsals. A fuller appreciation of each monologue is provided by Chrys Salt's invaluable commentaries, giving clues as to possible direction and setting each piece in the context of the play as a whole. Praise for Chrys Salt's Make Acting Work: "A really useful book for every actor to own" Prunella Scales; "This book should be part of every resourceful actor's armoury" Annette Badland
Description : This second edition of Historical Dictionary of African American Theater, Second Edition contains a chronology, an introduction, appendixes, and an extensive bibliography. The dictionary section has over 700 cross-referenced entries on actors, playwrights, plays, musicals, theatres, -directors, and designers.
Description : Before Lanford Wilson became a Pulitzer Prize–winning playwright, with such celebrated productions as The Hot l Baltimore, Fifth of July, Talley’s Folly, and Burn This, he wrote dozens of short stories and poems, many of which take place in the 1950s, small-town Missouri where he grew up. This selection of Wilson’s early work, written between 1955 and 1967 when he was between the ages of 18 and 30, provides a rare look at a young writer developing his style. The stories explore many of the themes Wilson later took up in the theater, such as sexual identity and the rupture of societies and families. These never-before-published works—part of the manuscript collection donated by Wilson to the University of Missouri—shed light on the roots of some of America’s best-loved plays and are accomplished and evocative works in their own right.
Description : How I was forced to become a staunch RACIST' is the story of the journey of an entrepreneur in India connecting various aspects of their lives that forces them to churn out to be RACISTS. The book has some fierce accusations and revelations about the start-up world and highlights STARTUPS, STANDUPS & SUCKERS.
Description : 'The great playwrights of the British, American and European theatre - and the plays most constantly performed are represented in this unique collection. Playwrights include- Ayckbourn, Bond, Beckett, Berkoff, Brecht, Coward, Fugard, Genet, Ionesco, Jarry, Miller, O''Neill, Orton, Osborne, Sartre, Shaw, Stoppard and Tennessee Williams plus many more.A fuller appreciation of each speech is enhanced by the editors'' introductions and commentaries that set the plays and individual speeches in their dramatic and performance contexts.'
Description : "The superheroines of the theater are back—and better and bolder than ever."— Backstage "These plays have been developed and vetted for artistic excellence; they just happen to possess the added bonus of representing a voice that's currently being underproduced. It's part of a larger movement to say: There's an embarrassment of riches here."— Sheila Callaghan for the Kilroys Not your typical book of monologues, this new collection embodies the mission of the Kilroys, an advocacy group founded in 2013 to raise awareness for the underutilized work of female and trans* playwrights. The collection is comprised of ninety-nine monologues, each from a different play off "The List" from 2014 and 2015, featuring the most unproduced (or under-produced), yet highest-recommended, plays by women in the United States. The monologues selected for this volume serve to highlight the talents of these writers in a wide array of pieces that vary in genre, style, and gender. As it says on their website, the Kilroys "Make Trouble and Plays." The Kilroys are a gang of playwrights and producers in Los Angeles, California, who advocate for the visibility of women playwrights in theatre. Founded in 2013, the Kilroys are named after the iconic graffiti tag "Kilroy Was Here" that was first left by WWII soldiers in unexpected places, a playfully subversive way of making their presence known. The members include Zakiyyah Alexander, Bekah Brunstetter, Sheila Callaghan, Carla Ching, Annah Feinberg, Sarah Gubbins, Laura Jacqmin, Joy Meads, Kelly Miller, Meg Miroshnik, Daria Polatin, Tanya Saracho, and Marisa Wegrzyn.
Description : The first and only book where ALL of the AUDITION MONOLOGUES are ACTIVE! Every performance piece has been carefully crafted so the characters express an immediate need to one invisible partner in the present moment. These 76 original monologues are the kind that actors and teachers are looking for and casting directors in today's market place want to hear. The monologues are 45-120 seconds in length, conform to the standards espoused by casting professionals concerning appropriate language usage and subject matter, and are acceptable to perform at professional auditions, colleges, high schools, and competitions. The book also includes a section on how to choose an active monologue that is right for you and your type. Are you tired of buying monologue books with the hopes of finding one good piece out of a handful that are actually active? Look no further. "Active Monologues That Directors Want to Hear" is the book for you! A key objective of this book series is to provide actors and teachers easy access to appropriate active pieces for auditions and class work. To this end, Bell Crandall Publishing seeks talented writers to submit two of their best active monologues for an opportunity to have their work published in a future volume. See page 92 for details.
Description : This is the third anthology in a four-volume set of dramatic monologues exploring the Mother/Daughter experience. Each volume reflects a different stage of a woman's life: "Mid-Life Catharsis" shows the complexity of arrivals and departures during one's 40s, 50s and early 60s. This anthology features the work of playwrights Ann C. Hall, Barbara H. Macchia, Chris Van Strander, Christine Emmert, Ed Friedman, Janet Torreano Pound, Jennie Webb, Kathleen Warnock, Kerri Kochanski, Kit Wainer, Linda Evans, Lisa Stephenson, Marisa Smith, Martha Patterson, Maryjane Cruise, Maureen Brady Johnson, Michele Merens, Molly Best Tinsley, Monica Bauer, Rachel Barnett, Rachel Rubin Ladutke, Robin Rice Lichtig, Sandra de Helen, Sandra Gail Teichmann-Hillesheim, Selden Smith, Sera Weber-Striplin, Shareen Knight, Shirley King and Steven Schutzman. Foreword by Jill Dolan.